Community, Cottage Grove

Building bridges: Family Relief Nursery honors past, still looking forward

Like a gathering of former U.S. presidents, the women who have led the Cottage Grove Family Relief Nursery through the first 25 years gather on stage and are recognized for their work helping children, families and the community. Executive director Peggy Whalen (right) thanks the pervious executive directors(from left) Colleen Stewart, Cindy Vitell, Heather Murphy and Diane Hazen. Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle

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